Top stories: Week of January 13-17

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Here's a look back at the most-clicked stories of the past week on

Victims ID'd in movie theatre shooting

Pasco County Sheriff's officials said the shooting happened when Reeves asked 43-year-old Chad Oulson to stop texting at the theater in Wesley Chapel, a suburb about a half hour north of downtown Tampa.

Construction project aims to keep popular island from eroding away

Snake Island isn't actually known these days for having snakes. It is however a second home for those like Pat McCarthy with a group which watches over the island, called the Snake Island Republic. “It's everything that people come here for. There is not another place like it that I know of on the west coast of Florida."

Neighbors concerned over lack of response to gator sightings

In a pond just off Albee Farm Road in Nokomis, about half a mile from Laurel Nokomis School, lies an unwanted visitor – a gator that’s about four to five feet long.

City denies request to shut down Ivory Lounge

One of Downtown Sarasota's hottest nightclubs will remain open, according to documents released Tuesday by the Sarasota City Attorney's Office.

Caught on video: Home Depot worker catches falling baby

A Home Depot worker in Alaska is getting credit for saving a baby from likely serious injury.

2 shot, 1 fatally, at Tampa Bay area movie theater

Authorities say a man has been arrested on suspicion of shooting two people - one fatally - after an argument over cell phone use at a Florida theater.

Biting insects chase beachgoers from Siesta Key Beach

An invasion of small flying insects had beachgoers heading for their cars Monday as Siesta Key public beach.

Cops say dad threw baby over hotel balcony, jumped

Kissimmee police responded to the hotel around 2 a.m. Tuesday. Authorities say Juan Pablo Maradiaga will face an attempted murder charge.

Stabbing under investigation in Bradenton

Police are looking for a person responsible for a stabbing on Manatee Avenue West Tuesday afternoon.

New interstate sensor system will help alert drivers to backups

Drivers on Interstate 75 in Sarasota and Manatee counties have probably noticed work crews installing poles along the 112 mile stretch of interstate. Those poles are part of the Florida Department of Transportation’s Intelligent Transportation System's sensors and cameras. So what does that mean for drivers?